On Saturday, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip witnessed the entry of the first convoy of relief trucks into the Gaza Strip.
This came according to what the Director of the Red Crescent in North Sinai, Khaled Zayed, said in statements to the Turkish Anadolu agency.
Zayed said, “The first convoy of relief trucks has begun to enter the Gaza Strip from the Rafah crossing from the Egyptian side”.
He added that the first convoy included 20 relief trucks, some of which passed in the first moments and others passed successively.
The government media office in Gaza said on Saturday that they are waiting for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), which receives aid through the Rafah crossing, to deliver it to those who deserve it in various places in the Gaza Strip.
The head of the office, Salama Maarouf, stressed in a press statement, the importance of inaugurating a safe corridor that works around the clock to provide the humanitarian and service needs that have become completely missing in the Gaza Strip.
The statement said that the corridor would also allow the wounded and injured to leave to receive appropriate medical care in light of the inability to provide it from the health system currently.
“Coinciding with the beginning of the entry of the first limited convoy of basic needs through the Rafah crossing, we are waiting for UNRWA – as the receiving party – to carry out its duty in directing these needs to those who deserve them in various places in the Gaza Strip”.
The statement continued: “We warn that this limited convoy will not be able to change the humanitarian catastrophe that the Gaza Strip is experiencing”.
Marouf also stressed in the statement the necessity of permanently opening the Rafah crossing and bringing in all necessary needs for the service and humanitarian sectors urgently in light of the near exhaustion of fuel, the depletion of the stock of medicines and medical consumables and its reaching the lowest level, the scarcity of food supplies and the lack of electricity.
According to the Director of the Red Crescent in North Sinai, Khaled Zayed, “The first convoy of relief trucks has begun entering the Gaza Strip from the Rafah crossing from the Egyptian side”.
He added, “The first convoy included 20 relief trucks, some of which passed in the first moments, and others passed successively”.
For two weeks, the Israeli army has continued to target the Gaza Strip with intense air strikes that destroyed entire neighborhoods, leaving 4,137 killed, including 1,524 children, in addition to 13,000 injured, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health in Gaza on Friday.
The Gaza Strip has been living under a severe siege imposed by the Israeli army since October 7, cutting off food, water, medicine and fuel, which has exacerbated the deteriorating humanitarian situation as a result of the Israeli war, with the Ministry of Health in Gaza announcing that 7 hospitals and 21 health centers have been out of service in the Gaza Strip.